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Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move

Hugh Dingle


Migration is a dramatic behaviour distinct from other movements. It is an important component of life histories of biodiverse organisms including terrestrial and marine vertebrates, insects, many invertebrates, and the propagules of some plants. This sequel discusses migration across a wide range of groups and species drawing comparisons to illuminate migratory life cycles and their evolution. It takes an integrative approach to migration as a physiological and behavioural phenomenon with important ecological consequences. Part I defines migration in relation to other movements, provides examp ... More

Keywords: Migration, movement, life history, syndrome, orientation, tracking, biodiversity, flight, polymorphism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199640386
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh Dingle, author
Professor Emeritus of Entomology, UC Davis College of Biological Sciences